17 April 2019
Meet Bella from Longflint Drinks, flavoursome craft drinks made with their favourite independent producers: Sacred Spirits, East London Liquor and QiuQuiRiQui Joven Mezcal.
Watch Bella tell you a little about Longflint and why she wants to meet you at our Trade show! Shop Longflint here.
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16 April 2019
Sandford Orchards are cider makers from the heart of Devon.
They only use cider apples, never culinary apples, grown within 30 miles
of their press as they believe that the rich, red, fertile soil of Devon gives
their apples the unique flavour properties that makes their cider so
The raft of awards that they've won, only goes to prove how
acclaimed their ciders are....
15 April 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month are two gins from Bristol Gin.
Bristol Dry Gin is the first bottling by the Bristol Spirits Collective, a small band of professionals with a passion for distilling and a love of fine spirits, produced in a micro-distillery underneath a hotel in Bristol.
The collective was born in 2016 with the aim of...
12 April 2019
Established in 2001, Chapel Down is an award-winning winery based in Kent. New to our shelves this month is the third addition to their spirits range, their Pinot Noir Gin, which is believed to be the first of its type, that brings together winemaking expertise with modern distillation techniques.
Created using distilled Pinot Noir grape skins from the Chapel Down...
We're excited to announce that our next Trade Day will be in Bournemouth on Tuesday 30th April 2019!
Join us for a relax and fun afternoon. The chance to meet, chat to and taste some of the newest and most innovative drinks in the industry. Don't worry about booking, just turn up from 12pm and feel free to bring along...
09 April 2019
Kate, our Soft drinks buyer's pick of the month is a range of tomato-based mixers from Longbottom.
The story of Longbottom & Co. began in 1988 when the founders Ed & Greg, met at school. Together, they have been making mischief ever since. They started making hot sauce as a hobby back in 2009. As lovers of various Mary...
08 April 2019
The world of wine loves a trend. From the rise and fall of Chardonnay in the '80s and '90s to the more recent Prosecco and Provence Rose
fads. Something that seems to be capturing our imagination at the moment is the
environmental impact and provenance of the wines we're drinking. In particular
the rise of Organic, Bio-dynamic and Natural wines.
05 April 2019
Michael, our Beer and Cider's buyer's pick of the month is the award-winning artisan cider range from Harry's.
Harry's is an award-winning artisan cider crafted by cidermakers Harry Fry and son Toby on their farm in Somerset. Immensely proud to be part of the farming tradition of growing apples, their goal has always been to make the best authentic cider...
03 April 2019
The 58 Gin story began when Mark Marmont moved to London from Australia. But it wasn't until settling near to The Bar With No Name, that Mark discovered what would become his true passion.
Shortly after arriving
in London, Mark became a frequent visitor to the bar, sampling the multiple
gin-based cocktails on offer. Before long, Mark was fully immersed in
02 April 2019
Giving life and living life, Lo Bros Kombucha bring zest,
oomph and fizz to everything that they do. All of their kombuchas, tonics and
organic sodas are alive - little communities of refreshing, harmonious natural
chemistry and full of gut-loving ingredients.
Using ancient wisdom and recipes, they are fermented slow
and steady in small batches with organic ingredients and delicious, natural flavours
to create a...
29 March 2019
St George Spirits was founded in 1982, the first small
American distillery since Prohibition.
An ode to the wild beauty of the Golden State, forest-driven
and earthy, Terroir is a profoundly aromatic gin with a real sense of place.
distillery wanted to make a spirit that conveyed what they love about the
monumental groves of trees, and the sun-baked chaparral of their local
27 March 2019
Goose Island began with a trip across Europe, when founder John Hall took a tour across the continent. Pint by pint, he savoured the styles and selections of brews in every region. Craft beer wasn't widely known at that time, but upon return from his European sojourn, John set out to change all that, settling down in his home...
25 March 2019
With a new selection of innovative drinks to our portfolio this spring, we invited a handful of our suppliers into HQ so our teams could meet them, understand more and taste their new drinks. Alex from Long Tail Mixers chatted to us about the experience and how Long Tail came about!
Meet Alex in this short video and discover dark...
The Bristol Syrup Company is a collaboration between Bristol-based syrup experts and bartenders. They've distilled down years of experience to create a range of quality cocktail syrups; tasting authentic to the name on the label and to the syrups bartenders would make themselves.
They believe that syrup shouldn't be an afterthought when making cocktails. After extensive research, development and testing,...
20 March 2019
Thomas Greenall founded Greenalls in 1762 - at a time when
London's Marylebone Pleasure Gardens were in full swing. Then, in the 1830s, a
Liverpudlian solicitor named John fell in love with Isabella, the daughter of
Thomas. They married, and John began working for Greenalls. Turned out
distilling was in his blood, as it has proved to be for his son, his
19 March 2019
Working together in the corporate world, Al and Jim hatched a
plan over lunch to escape the rat race and follow their cider-fuelled dreams.
With the craft beer revolution already well underway, they made it their
mission to bring real cider back. And with that, Pulpt was born - a
pioneering, independent craft cider company, pulping and pressing their apples
from selected Somerset orchards.
18 March 2019
Les Vignobles Foncalieu are a
union of cooperatives anchored in the heart of Languedoc, France. Their
territory stretches from the Corbières massif to the banks of the
Mediterranean, from the Mistral- swept hillsides to the sun-caressed plains
between Carcassonne and Béziers.
A cooperative with strong
values since 1967, their 650 winegrowers cultivate team spirit, authenticity,
innovation and a shared passion, tending to 4,000 hectares of vines...
15 March 2019
Belvoir Fruit Farms
nestles deep in the English countryside in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir, where
they've been making fruit cordials and presses since 1984, pressing fresh fruit
and infusing flowers to mix with spring water.
Today, Belvoir calls on
the local community to help with the harvest, picking flowers from their 90
acres of orchards and from hedgerows in the surrounding countryside.
New this month...
14 March 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a tangy gin from Boe.
Boe are a range of premium, distinctive gins which are distilled in the village of Throsk ,near Stirling, Scotland. First distilled over ten years ago, Boe has won numerous awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and World Gin Awards.
Joining the shelves this...
13 March 2019
In 2002, Innis &
Gunn's Founder and Master Brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp, was asked to create a beer
to mature in bourbon barrels to impart a sweet, malty flavour. This beer would
then be thrown out, and the barrels would go on to age spirits. But Dougal had
a brain wave;
What if it was the
start of something great?
Turns out, he was
absolutely right and...
12 March 2019
We're excited to announce that our next Trade Day will be in Hackney, London on March 26th 2019!
Join us for a relaxed, intimate afternoon. The chance to meet, chat to and taste some of the newest and most innovative drinks in the industry. Don't worry about booking on, just turn up from 12pm and feel free to bring...
Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a lightly sparkling blend from Luscombe.
Since 1087 the Luscombe estate has been a hive of farming activity, with the farm making an appearance in the Domesday Book day book. Luscombe drinks have continued the estates story, crafting and perfecting their drinks on the farm since 1975.
New to Nectar this...
11 March 2019
New to our shelves this month is Fortaleza's Añejo Tequila and Reposado Tequila. Although they officially launched in 2005, they have 140 years of tequila-making behind them - the first distillery was originally founded in 1873, in the town of Tequila, in Mexico's western state of Jalisco, by the current founder's great-great-great grandfather Don Cenobio.
The family's passion for...
07 March 2019
Michael, our Beer and Cider's buyer's pick of the month is a refreshing alcohol-free beer from Peroni.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been an Italian icon since 1963. Using years of expertise and skill,Peroni Libera0.0% is a light-bodied alcohol-free beer, meticulously brewed with the same Peroni craftsmanship, passion and flair.
Drinking habits are constantly evolving and as customers opt for a healthier...
06 March 2019
Frobishers have been creating the finest fruit juices and drinks for nearly 25 years. Since they began, they've stuck by their mission to make delicious, authentic tasting fruit juices using some of the best ingredients from across the globe, picked and pressed at their best. They don't use concentrates or anything artificial - all of their drinks are fresh,...
14 February 2019
Here at Nectar we never stop looking for new and exciting
products to keep your bars refreshed, and it's no different when it comes to
wine! Our range continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our customers
and ensure we've got right wines for you.
For me one of most exciting new additions has to be the 2014
11 January 2019
January has rolled around and it's that time of year where
we all turn our attentions to new year resolutions. Personally whilst I'm all
about the "new year new me" (6th year in row I've decided to run a
marathon - marathons completed: 0) I'm also a staunch realist. So, if like
me, your record #DryJanuary effort is around the 4th, I have...
13 December 2018
Our Mixologist's Diary is back, and this edition we headed to bustling Brizzle to chat about two of our favourite topics - food and (of course) drink with Will Price from Mugshot as he prepares for the Christmas onslaught.
If you've not been to Bristol in the last year you've missed this fantastic independent restaurant and bar with a...
10 December 2018
Mariah Carey is back on the radio, mince pies mountains have
formed in the bakery aisle and I'm wrestling with whether or not it's acceptable
to get my Dad socks - again. It must be the festive season! At this time of
year sales of dessert wines always spike as drinkers up and down the land look to indulge in something sweet.
20 November 2018
Once the preserve of the special occasion more and more UK
drinkers are turning to fizz for their tipple of choice - and why not!?
Bursting with bubbles and lively
flavours they can bring a bit of sparkle to your mid-week, as much as the
weekend. This month we'll take a look at some of the different
styles available and highlight my personal faves!
I'm here as your modern-day wine buff or #MDWB for short, to chat simply about wine, a drink I love and can't get enough of!
Throughout the year I'll be offering advice on tipples of the moment and what works well with food. Let's break through the jargon that sometimes trips everyone up (even if no one admits it).
12 November 2018
Nestled within the cobbled streets of Bath, is an underground bar that offers a chic blend of the old and new; whilst fun takes centre stage in their mixology ethos.
Circo Bar has one of the most extensive back bars, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer, as well as a comprehensive champagne, wine and spirits list, served...
With summer beaming at us from all angles, we chatted all things rum with Cat from Raoul's bar and caught up on what they're doing in Oxford, as part of our mixologist's diary.
Established in 1979, Raoul's Bar and liquor store is a space for Cat and the team to create. This is where their passion for mixology...
It's common knowledge that the UK is enjoying a gin revival, with an unprecedented array of craft gins launching in the marketplace, since Sipsmiths sparked important changes in the world of distillation back in 2009.
Around that time, Gary Whiter was about to embark on a Martini masterclass aboard the Queen Mary 2, while en route to New York. His...
This month we'd like you to meet Lloyd Brown, who heads up the Grey Bear Bar company, a bar consultancy and training company as well as being brand ambassador and distiller for Porters Perfection vodka (he's a busy man!).
Having worked with us closely for nearly a decade, and previously run the Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel in Bridport...
In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive.
Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...
This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us.
The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...
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